A Limited Opportunity for Elite Genetics
January 19, 2018

Get ready for the Missouri State CONVENTION Sale, January 19, 2018 in Springfield, MO. This sale is an opportunity to purchase a limited amount of high quality select cattle. Offerings will include limited live lots along with embryos and picks of flushes.

Consignments for this sale are wrapping up! We have some outstanding offerings this year with a variety of sought after gentics! Call a member of the sale staff below if you have an animal or choice to be considered.

You wonít want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle!

Here is just a few of the consignments we have to offer!

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Sale Staff:
Jason Ewing 417-689-2016
Mike Wilson 417-825-0161
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Brad Groves 417-880-7012
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455

If you would like to receive a catalog by mail simply email me at
MO State Sale Catalog or phone 417-743-2921.


Postmarked This Friday - Make Note!

Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 8, 2017 and sent to Shannon Kleiboeker. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Shannon for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!



Most districts held their local meetings in November. It was a pleasure to see those of you that attended. Your state officers that made the rounds included: Secretrary, Jodi Wright and Holstein USA Representative, Tim Ewing. Advisor, Shannon Kleiboeker also attended some.

Thank You to everyone who came, listened, and participated in these meetings. We gathered information that we will take back to make improvements to the state association and to discuss at the State Convention in January. So be sure to make plans to attend and have your voice heard!

Below are some district summaries and reports given.

District Meeting Report

General Items:
1. Southeast district will be donating the 'hosting of state convention' this year to the Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging team to raise funds for their trip to Europe. Each district to bring 1 - 2 items to the fun auction at the state convention.
2. Juniors are looking for donations of embryos again this year to sell during the State Convention Sale.
3. Junior award forms due December 8. Forms available on the webpage or through Shannon.
4. Looking for volunteers to host the 2018 Holstein Field Day.
5. State Fair: there are some changes next year to include a youth show commercial class. The details have not yet been ironed out. Lots of concern expressed among exhibitors regarding the manner of premium dispersement. 6. Lots of great feedback on the Pulsator Newsletter. Comments on what people liked and what they wanted to see in the future. Continue to encourage ads for the publication.

South Central Officers:
VP: Justin Nelson; DAL: Becky Durst
South Central Officers:
Secretary: Andrea Scrivner & President Tommy Scrivner

Southcentral district had a nice crowd at their district meeting. I couldn't even get everyone in the photo!
West Central Crowd
A nice crowd gathered from the West Central district all at one long table.

Southeast Crowd
The southeast district is one of our smallest only consisting of a few families,
but they always come out to talk state business!

Secretary-Shannon Kleiboeker; Pres-Nelson Hostetler; VP-Janice Perry; Director-Larry Wright;


The Nominations are In...

Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator newsletter. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees have been in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News, so go back and check them out and send in your ballot!! Check back for ads of this years nominations!


January 18 - 20, 2018
Ramada Inn & Convention Center, Springfield, MO

Our Missour State Convention Sale will be Friday, January 19, 2018 in Springfield, Missouri.

Dairy farmers and allied industry from surrounding states are welcome to attend.

Registration is free for dairy farmers but luncheon reservations are required for Friday and Saturday and may be made by emailing dairystl@aol.com or calling 636/519-9300. Sponsor and exhibitor information is available at the same contacts.

So make plans now to attend the annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the Missouri Dairy Association annual meeting. Some of the issues and events to be discussed are:

  • Missouri State Convention Sale, Friday Evening Jauary 19 at 7:30 PM
  • Junior Convention
  • Annual business meeting
  • Princess & Holstein Miss competition & crowning
  • Junior & Adult All-Missouri awards
  • Scholarship & National award presentations
  • Fun action that includes semen and items from around the state to benefit MO Dairy Judging trip to Europe!
We look forward to seeing you all in January! (We're always hoping for nice weather!) Sleeping room reservations may be made by calling the Hotel

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
417/866-5253. Room rate is $71.50 and the cutoff date is 1/5/18.
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.


Missouri is classifying this December. So be sure to check back the first of the year for our state lists of New Excellent's, New Very Good Two-Year Olds and the state BAA List!


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2020 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017 then click on the 2020 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. Entries will be due February 1, 2018. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2020 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader


Calf Clinic - Dec 8th!

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Don't miss Hartville feedís annual calf clinic. This year they are only offering the program once Ė in Mt. Vernon. So, please plan to join us. The program is free and lunch is provided if you RSVP to Allen Rice by Dec. 4, 2017 by calling or texting 417-674-8201. Iíll be there talking specifically to discuss the importance of age at first calving in addition to a number of speakers covering a variety of topics followed by a Q&A session.

I hope to see you there!
Reagan Bluel
University of Missouri - Dairy Specialist

Missouri Member Ties the Knot!

Congratulations to Janine and Wayland!

Janine Staiger & Wayland Pirtle
Were Married October 27, 2017
in Billings, MO.

Janine Staiger and Wayland Pirtle were married on October 21 at St Peter's United Church of Christ in Billings, MO. Janine's parents are Jane and John Staiger, Billings. Wayland was accompanied by his sons Justin and James Pirtle. Others participating in the wedding were: Austin Gavin (nephew); bridesmaids were Janelle Heath (sister), Elizabeth Staiger, Shauntae Staiger and jr-bridesmaids: Abigail Staiger, Anna Staiger, Sophia Heath; flower girls: Adelyn Staiger, Audrey Staiger and Jonathon Staiger as ring bearer.

Fwd: Janine Staiger and Wayland Pirtle married on October 21 at Billings UCC church. Jane and John Staiger parents. Justin Pirtle, James Pirtle-sons, Austin Gavin-nephew groomsmen. Bridesmaids were Janelle Heath-sister, Elizabeth Staiger, Shauntae Staiger and jr-bridesmaid- Abigail Staiger, Anna Staiger, Sophia Heath with , Adelyn Staiger, Audrey Staiger as flower girls and Jonathon Staiger as ring bearer.

State 4-H Dairy Judging Team Excels at World Dairy Expo and Earns Trip to Europe!

3rd Place Team Overall National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
This qualifies the team to attend the contest in Europe!
Grant Groves, Lora Wright, Ellie Wantland, Daryin Sharp

Itís been quite a day! A good, but tough National 4-H Dairy Judging contest. We donít have the details of all the results yet due to an error in the printouts, but this team set a goal two years ago and made it a reality today. We are Europe bound!

3rd place team overall, again behind Wisconsin and Maryland!

2 All-Americans- Lora Wright 6th and Ellie Wantland 9th

Ayrshire - Grant Groves 10th, team 4th
Brown Swiss - Lora 2nd, team 7th
Guernsey-Lora 4th, team 5th
Holstein - Grant 9th, team 2nd
Jersey - Ellie 3rd, team 5th
Placings - Ellie 5th, Lora 8th
Reasons- Lora 10th, team 3rd (best team finish )

More photos and results as soon as they are available. Thanks to all our sponsors!! We couldnít have done this without you!

State 4-H Dairy Judging Team Seeking to Replace Funds

The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team is seeking annual donors to support the travel experiences of the team. We recently lost a large annual sponsor, and need to replace approximately $3500 of our annual budget in addition to funding the continued judging of the team in Europe in 2018.

We chose to contact you and ask for your assistance because you know first hand what being a part of a judging team means to young people. In fact, during the survey we conducted in 2013, former Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team members told us how important that experience was to their development. We had nearly a 50% return rate on our survey, and 80% of participants strongly agreed that their 4-H dairy judging experience had increased their communication and public speaking skills. Seventy-eight percent of respondents strongly agreed their 4-H dairy judging team experience had increased their presentation skills, and 70% strongly agreed their 4-H dairy judging team experience helped them in meeting new people.

We appreciate your willingness to partner with us to continue this legacy for the MO 4-H Dairy Judging Team. Your financial contribution of $100, $250 or $500 is fully tax deductible. Wonít you consider helping us by completing the attached pledge card today? Thank you in advance for your support of Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging!

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 deaverk@missouri.edu or probertt@missouri.edu

Click Here to View Letter and Sponsorship Card

Women In Dairy

Combined December Meeting ~ Wreath Making

Combined meeting on December 13 at 10:00 AM at the Greene County Extension Center, Springfield, MO

Questions or to RSVP contact Reagan Bluel 41-847-3161, MU Dairy Extension

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2018 SIGNUP DEADLINE = December 15!

For those enrolled in the 2017 USDA Margin Protection Program,
July / August was $9.67

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.




Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2017 Missouri Membership List - By District

2017 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



December 1 Cow of the Year Ad Deadline - Pulsator

December - ASAP Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 8 Junior Award Deadline - Postmarked to Shannon Kleiboeker
December 13 Women in Dairy - Combined Wreath Making

December 15 Deadline to Signup for MPP 2018


January 15 DFA Cares Scholarship Due
January 15 Southwest Regional Holstein Show, Ft. Worth, TX
January 19 Missouri State Convention Sale
January 18 - 20 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo
February 1 Missouri State Futurity Entries Due
February 15 NHWSO Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
March 1, 2018 MDA Dairy Scholars Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
Scholarship details
April 3 - 8 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymenís Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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